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Hyblaea avena. Reception of Theocritus in Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Imperial and Early


Pipes being handed down from one shepherd to another in the tradition of music making can easily be imagined as a scenario in real life, whether in ancient times or today. And indeed, some pipes from antiquity are still in use 2000 years later, at least metaphorically speaking. Easy to track are the ones Theocritus used in creating the genre of pastoral poetry with idyllic landscapes and characters that seem to be transported from their real life duties and dialogues into the realm of verses. His pipes are depicted as the instrument of the predecessor offered to a poet of a new era and language in Virgil’s 10th eclogue (Verg. ecl. 10,51: carmina pastoris Siculi modulabor avena), and are from there given to another even later poet in Theocritus’ and Virgil’s footsteps, Calpurnius Siculus (Calp. 4,62f.: Tityrus hanc [sc. fistulam] habuit, cecinit qui primus in istis / montibus Hyblaea modulabile carmen avena).

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 15-16/11/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Weise (Bergische Universität Wuppertal); Anne-Elisabeth Beron, M.A. (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)


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14:00 – 14:30 Uhr: Eröffnung

14:30 – 15:15 Uhr: Keynote: Richard Hunter (Cambridge): The Prehistory of Theocritus’ Nachleben

15 min. Pause

15:30 – 16:15 Uhr: Valeria Pace (Cambridge): Class in Daphnis & Chloe and Theocritus

16:15 – 17:00 Uhr: Anne-Elisabeth Beron (Wuppertal): Standing in Tityrus’ Shadow: Theocritus in the Political Eclogues of Calpurnius Siculus

15 min. Pause

17:15 – 18:00 Uhr: Hamidou Richer (Rouen): Three Faces of Theocritus during the Roman Empire

18:00 – 18:45 Uhr: Manuel Baumbach (Bochum): Bienenstich und Hyazinthenschläge: die Schattenseiten der Bukolik im poetischen Raum der Carmina Anacreontea


9:30 – 10:15 Uhr: John B. Van Sickle (New York): Traces of Virgil and Ovid in the Translation of Theocritus by Eobanus

10:15 – 11:00 Uhr: Christian Orth (Freiburg i. Br.): Theokritrezeption in den griechischen Eklogen von Joachim Camerarius

15 min. Pause

11:15 – 12:00 Uhr: Thomas Gärtner (Köln): Die diversen Reflexe des Epitaphium Bionis bei Lorenz Rhodoman

12:00 – 12:45 Uhr: Janika Päll (Tartu): Greek Bucolic Cento in Early Modern European Poetry Merging Theocritus and Virgil


14:00 – 14:45 Uhr: Stefan Weise (Wuppertal): „Der berühmte Leipziger Theocritus“ – Zu Theokritrezeption und Performanz in den Idyllia Graeca solennia von Johann Gottfried Herrichen

14:45 – 15:30 Uhr: William Barton (Innsbruck): Adam Franz Kollár’s Χάριτες εἰδύλλιον (1756): Theocritean Praise of Maria Theresa and her Educational Developments


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